The Shepherd Chemical Company has more than 25 years of experience in synthesizing and manufacturing polyurethane catalysts for rigid foam, flexible foam and CASE applications. In the early to mid 1980’s we developed our BiCAT® line of polyurethane catalysts which enabled formulators and manufacturers to replace the prevailing, but toxic, mercury and lead catalysts with a viable alternative.
The non-toxic Bismuth and Zinc compounds are excellent choices for catalyzing foams, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers. BiCAT® catalysts are successful in one and two component systems for ambient cure or heat cure systems. We are one of the world’s largest producers of Bismuth based metal chemistry. Let us put our extensive experience to work for you.
Some of the advantages BiCAT® catalysts offer are:
Our complete line of organo-metallic catalysts for the polyurethane industry provides you the opportunity to exceed the challenging design requirements of today’s catalysts. While the presence of co-catalysts, fillers, pigments and additives can have a negative effect on the cure profile of your system, our experience and expertise in this area will allow us to anticipate and overcome these obstacles. Our catalyst customization does not stop there. We also have the ability to modify the carrier solvent in our catalysts to achieve superior compatibility with your system.
These products are formulated with customer flexibility in mind. We can provide a single catalyst or combination of catalysts that will enable you to modify your pot life, mimic the cure profile of a mercury catalyst, or achieve any other performance characteristic you desire. Our sales, marketing and research staff will partner with you to customize an optimized, cost effective, performance enhancing solution.